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I want to see teachers can transform classrooms into spaces of imagination and wonder. So, here's where I explore what it means to make this a reality.

The Creative Classroom with John Spencer John Spencer

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 210 Ratings

I want to see teachers can transform classrooms into spaces of imagination and wonder. So, here's where I explore what it means to make this a reality.

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz are the co-authors of a newly released book, Pulse of PBL: Cultivating Equity Through Social Emotional Learning. Full Disclosure: I am a co-owner of Blend Education, the publisher of their book. It has been an incredible opportunity to witness... The post Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL appeared first on John Spencer.

    Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning

    Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning

    In this week’s podcast, I interviewed Jerry Kolber, a Showrunner and podcast creator. We talked about creativity, curiosity, and what it would mean to re-imagine learning in schools. Listen to the Podcast If you enjoy this blog but you’d like to listen to it on... The post Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning appeared first on John Spencer.

    Seven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Peer Feedback in the Classroom

    Seven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Peer Feedback in the Classroom

    Years ago, as I shifted toward empowering students, I ask myself the question, “What am I doing for students that they could be doing for themselves?” One of the most glaring answers was assessment. So, I began to incorporate peer assessment and self-assessment. However, my... The post Seven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Peer Feedback in the Classroom appeared first on John Spencer.

    Five Reasons Students Should Own the Assessment Process

    Five Reasons Students Should Own the Assessment Process

    For years, I held a very teacher-centered view of assessment. I would grade student work and use that to modify lessons and pull small groups. Students would receive a grade, which would then motivate them to work harder. Later, I started realizing that my feedback... The post Five Reasons Students Should Own the Assessment Process appeared first on John Spencer.

    The Seven Types of Creative Teachers

    The Seven Types of Creative Teachers

    When I was a new teacher, I railed against boxed curriculum. I felt like a chef being forced to use Hamburger Helper or an artist forced to paint by number. It felt like they had taken the creativity out of the profession and I was... The post The Seven Types of Creative Teachers appeared first on John Spencer.

    Dr. Susie Wise on the Power of Designing for Belonging

    Dr. Susie Wise on the Power of Designing for Belonging

    A few weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Dr. Susie Wise on the big idea of designing for belonging. Dr. Wise is a true design thinking expert who asks hard questions about the intersection of design and equity. I have followed her work... The post Dr. Susie Wise on the Power of Designing for Belonging appeared first on John Spencer.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Peluso ,

Love it!

Inspiring and useful with great guests and discussion about how the best teaching practices can be utilized to increase student and teacher creativity and learning

SCL71 ,

Flexible Mindset

John shares so many great ideas about how to create classrooms where teachers and students can thrive. The combination of strategies shared along with an understanding of how to meet students where they are is a perfect example of a Flexible Mindset. This podcast can help anyone looking for ways to build student engagement and agency.

CLB202010 ,

Inspire

I am an elementary educator looking to inspire my students and ignite inquiry in their brains. This podcast is super helpful and is full of some many unique and fun ways to do that. Thank you for inspiring me to become a better educator.

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